James B. and Penelope (Gillett) McCoy, Salida

Although James and Penelope never lived in Logan County, the family was interesting, and Penelope's brothers were in Phillips and Logan County.

In 1870 Jefferson County, Iowa, Elzan Gillett is 49, born in Indiana, Jane 23 Taylor 21, Gannett 17, William 15, John R. 13, Edward M. 9, and Lester T 1, all kids born in Iowa.
Elzan (Riley) Gillett 1820-1904 is buried in Jefferson County, # 16555928, with Lester Tucker Gillett 1805-1868 # 16555907.

August 31, 1888 Holyoke, Colorado "Ed Gillett received word that his sister, who was residing in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, had died on the 21st inst. The lady had been in poor health for some time."
Penelope (Gillett) McCoy 1841-1888 is buried in Jefferson County # 16521501.
Penelope's husband was James B. McCoy # 43112530 - the stone in Salida, Colorado says "James B. MCoy born Rochester Illinois October 3, 1842, married Penelope Gillett Ottumwa, Iowa Januar 7, 1867, died Salida Sept 15, 1899." -

September 19, 1899 Salida Colorado
The entire community was startled Friday afternoon by the news of the death of Hon. J. B. McCoy. Few except his closest friends knew of his serious illness until Friday forenoon when it began to be known that his condition was serious. He had been ill for five days, the disease developing into pneumonia which speedily resulted in his death at 12:30 Friday afternoon.
J. B. McCoy was 69 years of age and one of the best known men in Chaffee county, having been for more than ten years a prominent member of the county bar. He came to Salida in 1887 from lowa and during his residence in Salida has enjoyed a lucrative practice. At the time of his death he had a larger clientage than at any time previous. He leaves four children, Mrs. Gertrude Holowel) of Denver, Captain Charlie McCoy of Louisiana, Taylor McCoy of Salida and two small boys who are now at school in Denver. All are present to attend the funeral.
The funeral service will be held this afternoon at the home of the deceased on upper F street at 2 o'clock. The interment will be made at Fairview cemetery. The Masonic fraternity will have charge of the service. Rev. Ohl, excellent grand prelate of the order in Colorado, officiating.
The deceased was prominent in the Masonic order, being at the time of his death high priest of Salida Chapter Mo. 17, Royal Arch Masons. He was past master of the Blue Lodge and had served in time past as secretary of the several bodies.

September 22, 1899


son Taylor I. McCoy 1870-1901 froze to death in Chaffee County, Colorado # 45223429,l

May 24, 1901
"Two months ago Taylor McCoy, a young man employed in the mines of Dr. F. A. McGlure on Mount Shavano, twenty miles west of this city, disappeared, and investigations revealed the fact that he had been lost in a storm while on the trail with a large consignment of supplies for the camp. His packed burros were found securely fastened to a tree near a deep ravine in which snow had drifted to a depth of several feet, and the general supposition was that his body would be located at the bottom when summer suns had created a thaw.
Searching parties were formed who worked diligently for ten days or two weeks in the hope of securing a clue to his whereabouts, but they were compelled to abandon the search for a time. Dr. McClure, however, maintained the hope of finally locating the body and never made a trip to his camp without leaving the trail for this purpose.
On Wednesday his search was rewarded. McCoy’s body was discovered in a sitting position near a large boulder just about one hundred feet from the trail and not over one hundred yards from the cabin door. His coat was buttoned closely about neck and body and the cap was pulled down over head and ears.
Coroner Sheldon of Buena Vista, was at once notified of the discovery and that gentleman, in company with F. B. Churcher, of the undertaking firm of Haight & Churcher, repaired to the scene at 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
The body was brought to this city at 9 o’clock last evening and taken to the undertaking rooms of L. Wens and prepared for burial at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning under the auspices of the Woodmen of the World, of which he was a member, and in which order he held a $2,000 policy.
McCoy came to Colorado from Abbington, Iowa, in 1889. After locating in Salida he was for some time employed as a mail clerk on the narrow gauge between this city and Ouray. Resigning this position he devoted a greater part of his time to farming and mining.
He leaves to mourn his death three brothers, Charles A. and J. E. McCoy, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Mark McCoy, a lad 18 years of age, with whom he was batching when lost, now residing with a sister, Mrs. A. K. Hallowell, at Canon City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hallowell and Mark McCoy arrived in Salida from Canon City yesterday afternoon and will be in attendance at the funeral."


December 1, 1916 Salida "Mark McCoy, of Pocatello, Idaho, arrived in the city Tuesday to visit his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hallowell, and incidentally call on his many friends as he is well known in the city, having been a former resident here."

Mark also married a Gertrude Higgins, who was in Boise in 1930, 44, with son William 9. They' re with Mark McCoy in 1940 Nampa.
Mark A. McCoy 1883-1959 is buried in Boise, Idaho # 65923588,
... October 8, 1971 "Graveside services for Mrs. Gertrude McCoy, 86, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., who died Saturday at Thousand Oaks, will be conducted at 10 am Saturday at Cloverdale Memorial Park in Boise, the Rev. Henry S. McCloskey, of St. Paul's Catholic Church will officiate. She was born July 25, 1883; at Bendorf, Germany. She was married to Mark McCoy on Oct. 3, 1932, at Vale. She resided in Nampa for 33 years. Mr. McCoy died June 29, 1959. She had lived at Thousand Oaks for the past seven years. Surviving are a son, William G. Higgins of Thousand Oaks and four grandchildren. .


Charles A. McCoy 1869-1948 is buried in Lake Charles, Louisiana # 22186778.


In 1880 Custer County, Colorado, Jeffries Hallowell is a miner 32 born in Canada, Jenny 26 in Chile (father in England, mother in the East Indies), William 6 in Missouri, Edward 3, and George 1 in Kansas.

1883 Mrs. Jennie Hallowell visited friends in Rosita, Colorado.

June 21, 1883 Rosita, Colorado
1884 Rosita, Colorado "Jeff Hallowell is running cage on the Bassick mine."

May 15, 1884 Rosita
(Jeffries Hallowell is buried in Pueblo # 111170619 - buried March 22, 1906, age 57)
Jane Elizabeth Cooke, born Dec 25, 1852 in Valparaiso, South America to Samuel Cooke and Eliza Harriett Harvey, married William Randolph Dalrymple in Kansas City on December 24, 1887.

In 1900 Canon City, Edwin K. Hallowell is 23, Gertrude E. 22, with Gertrude M. 2.

His mother Jennie is in Pueblo in 1900, born December 1852 in South America, married 12 years to William Dalrymple 47, born in New York. Randolph was born October 1888 in Missouri.

Jeffrey Hallowell is widowed in 1900 Pueblo, a mail carrier born October 1847 in New York, in a small rooming house.

September 4, 1908 Salida "Mrs. D. Dalrymple, who has been visiting her son E.K. Hallowell, returned Wednesday to Kansas City."
On June 6, 1917 Salida, Miss Gertrude Hallowell of Salida, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Hallowell, married Leonard R. Maier.

October 23, 1896 "Last Monday evening in Pueblo Miss Gertie McCoy and Mr. E. K. Hallowell were united in marriage. Mr. Hallowell had a pleasant home ready for occupancy and tbe happy couple immediately took possession. Miss McCoy is one of Salida’s well known young ladies and is the daughter of Judge J. B. McCoy. Mr. Hallowell is employed in the Rio Grande Express office at Pueblo and is a prosperous and exemplary young man."
December 1899 "Telluride Journal: Mrs. E. K. Hallowell and little daughter were arrivals on last evening's train to join Mr. Hallowell, who is now located here permanently as express messenger on the Tellunde branch for the Rio Grande express company."

Edward Ketchum Hallowell registered for WWI in Sargent, Colorado, a teamster, born August 29, 1876 , nearest relative Gertrude "Miner" of Salida.

Edward is a miner in Kern County, California in 1920, divorced, 44.

He's in Butte County, California in 1930, single, a miner, living alone.

Edward, 56, died in Kern County December 26, 1932.

December 27, 1932 "Funeral rites were conducted today at the ..llopson mortuary for Edward Hallowell, 56, died in a Kern hospital. He was a resident of Randsburg. Rev. ...nd J. D. Pag... officiated at the rite. Interment was in t'nion cemetery."

His half-brother Randolph P. Dalrymple 1888-1966 is buried in Kansas City # 82773041.

Gertrude is divorced in 1920 Salida, clerking in the Sandusky store, 40, born in Iowa. Gertrude 21 and Lenard R. Maier 25 a pharmacist, are living with her.

In 1930 Hidalgo County, Texas, Gertrude Hallowell is 52, widowed, living with daughter Gertrude Phillips 32 and her husband Cecil 36. Betty J. Maier 6 born in Colorado is with them.

Gertrude E. (McCoy) Hallowell born October 11, 1877 was living in Idaho in 1942.

In 1940 Cecil Phillips is an auditor in Dallas, 46, born in Oklahoma, with Gertrude 42 and Peggy Maier 16.
Gertrude, born October 11, 1877 in Iowa, died September 21, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, to be buried in Hillcrest cemetery.
The informant was Mrs. J.E. Flemester.

October 5, 1971 Nampa, Idaho "Word has been received here of the death of a former Nampa resident, Mrs. Gertrude Hallowell, who died Sept. 21 at a nursing home in Dallas, Tex., as reported by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Hallowell, 216 Ninth Ave. N. She is survived by her granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Heristor of Dallas."

(William Cook Hallowell, born Sept 17, 1873 in Kansas City, died July 9, 1946 in Blaine County, Idaho

Cecil H. Phillips, a bookkeeper, born Oct 25, 1893 in Oklahoma to Daniel M. Phillips and Mary E. Harless, died June 5, 1951 in Dallas, to be buried in Hillcrest - informant Mrs. C.H. Phllipps.
News was received here by relatives of the death this morning in Dallas of Cecil Phillips, son of Morgan and Harless Phillips. His father was the brother of Raymond Phillips of Ivanhoe, and of the late A. T. Phillips, W. H. Phillips, and Mrs. W. Z. Spearman. Funeral arrangements are delayed pending the arrival of a son from Korea. Survivors include a brother, Paul Phillips of Greenville; a sister, Mrs Christine Broxson; one son and a stepdaughter.

Gertrude Phillips, born Dec 8, 1897 at Pueblo, Colorado, to Edward K. Hallowell adn Gertrude, died June 13, 1955 in Dallas, widowed. She had operated a cosmetics studio, living at 1262 Whitaker.